Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Friday’s Canterbury meeting, with horse racing tips & analysis for all eight races on the card. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 3m, entire circuit

Two horses resuming from a spell, COMPLETED and DISCO MO are expected to run boldly. Both most likely drop in behind the speed set by JAYTEES and they come hard at the end. but that front-runner is very fit and at this track may lead them all a merry dance. Nice race.


This may well become a very strong maiden down the track. The Chris Waller-pair of SAVASPUR and EARTH SONG have definite staying talent. probably even Saturday level ability so I suspect they will fight this one out. Both placed at their latest runs with both hitting the line very strongly. DIAMONDS AND RUST will lead and is going to take some catching too.


There will probably be about 3 lengths from first to last here. ADANA gets back and runs on. is also very fit. ALIER has staying talent but his 2 starts this time up have been weak. Drawn well and trip suits now 3rd up. IGGY THE MOOCHER is fast and should be on the pace all the way.


A very even affair. I like the progressive look of the Team Snowden pair in DAREDEVIL and FAETHM. Both resume from spells after finishing their races off prior to spells. Both have trialed and Daredevil looks like he has improved quite a lot. HELLBENDERS was an impressive 3rd this level last start and is super fit now.


This is almost a Highweight. CHARRETERA won when 2nd up last prep and after a solid 6th in a similar race when resuming he gets the top gate here 2nd up. Big show. TRUST ME is 3rd up. Both starts have been encouraging in fields slightly better than this. Has claims. CACCINI gets back and runs on. Is up from Canberra and is well weighted.


Big weight here for LONGBOTTOM but she is a quality filly and she is extremely honest. Gets a 2kg allowance for in form Sam Clenton and should be in the finish. WANDABAA, her stablemate, is also racing with gusto. Won first up and placed twice since in similar races.  INSTANT ATTRACTION is lightly raced but is also heavily gifted. Won her maiden easily last start. This is harder but she is strong. Place show at odds. BRAZILICA has talent too and can run on into a prominant spot.


Again Sammy Clenton takes a valuable 2kg off the toppie here EL MO. And that will help. He is a smart horse and he will get the run of the race in this. THROUGH THE CRACKS resumed from a spell last start and plugged home evenly to grab 5th. Should strip a lot fitter here. Canberra galloper, HEAVEN ON EARTH has won past two, in weaker grade but is progressive. Will be running on.

Tip: EL MO

This ORCEIN is a gun horse but his past 2 starts have been so encouraging you just have to have him in your numbers here. Will be running on and Hughie might just get him going in time. GITAN is 3rd up and has always been a threat at this level.  If they let BIGBOYROY just roll along out in front uncontested they will be hard pressed to get him. He has wheels. Good race.